Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Met Office forecast has given an idea of the weather ahead. Experts have promised some showers, but all is not gloomy, with sunny spells expected this weekend.
According to the Met Office, Wednesday will see choppy weather across the UK, with early rain in the west before showers develop more widely as the day progresses. Things will clear up in the west and north later in the day and showers will move east.
Temperatures will remain rather cool in the northern regions, while approaching the average for the time of year further south, likely peaking around 19-20°C. From Thursday things should calm down for most with good spells of dry, fine weather.
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Helen Caughey, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said: “While it may be a choppy start to the long weekend for some with showers for Northern Ireland, Wales and the west of In England, many areas will see much more stable conditions over the Jubilee long weekend, with plenty of dry weather and good sunshine. Temperatures will be well into the low 20s, feeling warmer in the sun, although temperatures will drop quickly in the evening.”
With a busy Jubilee weekend on the roads expected, particularly in North Wales, RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: ‘The fact that the Bank Holidays coincide with the end midterm in many places has the potential to put additional pressure on the road. network, so it is important to plan a trip carefully to avoid the worst queues.
“The best way for drivers to avoid breaking down this week is to check their vehicles before setting off – yet our research shows less than a fifth do this regularly. Ensuring oil, fluid coolant and windshield washer are all at the correct level only takes a few minutes, as does making sure the tires are undamaged and inflated properly A little TLC now could be the difference between a simple trip and a trip plagued by a breakdown.
With high numbers of visitors expected on the Welsh coast, the RNLI has also issued safety advisories. Gabbi Batchelor, Head of Water Safety Education at the RNLI, said: “We expect the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and the half term holidays to be incredibly busy on the coast.
“We want everyone to enjoy their trip, but we also want to make sure people stay safe and know what to do in an emergency. If you’re having trouble in the water, Float to Live: lean- back, using your arms and legs to stay afloat. Control your breathing, then call for help or swim to safety. In a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 for on-call -ribs.”
The Met Office forecast for Wales:
The first clouds and rain quickly give way to clearer skies with scattered heavy showers. The showers will end at midday, with some long sunny spells developing in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 19°C.
Outlook from Thursday to Saturday:
Fine with sunny spells on Thursday. Cloudier on Friday with afternoon showers in the west and more widespread showers overnight. Cloudy Saturday with a few showers, but also some sunny spells.
From Sunday 5 June to Tuesday 14 June
Generally a nice and dry start to the period for the most part, especially in the northern regions. More clouds are likely to be seen in the south, with potential for heavier showers in the far south and southeast.
Unsettled conditions could return more widely early next week, with rain and strong winds arriving from the west on Monday, before changing to scattered showers later. Temperatures should trend towards normal at the start of the period, perhaps feeling warm in sunny places.
Later in June, more stable conditions should return, although some showers are still possible locally. Southern and southeastern regions appear most likely to remain generally dry. Near normal to fairly warm temperatures are expected towards the end of the period.
See the forecast in your area below: